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Here I am sitting in my bed until the pain goes away. I have excruciating back and leg pain and right now can’t walk. I went to their emergency room 11/12/2017 by ambulance. . I fell and could not get up. My emergency alert went off. When they got there I could not walk and the Paramedics carried me in on a pad put me a into the ambulance and the bed in the emergency room. I tried to tell the docter there was something wrong with my back but the doctor didn’t listen to anything I said. The next thing that happen. When she came back she said I am going to give you a shot of morphine and then go home. One thing I need to say is I don’t even think it was morphine because it did not even reduce my pain at all. I realize she treated me like an addict. I was in so much pain my friend had to help me get in a car and then cried all the way home. I have been in the pain for over 4 months and I could not talk to my surgeon but because he never returned my calls. I thought for sure he should have came to the emergency room but since she thought Iwas an addict so she refused to call him. Nobody should have to have this much pain. I called two directors. The Dr. told them that she exam me and I could walk fine. They said it was there policy if some one came into the emergency room in pain they always did not treat them. But you see I didn’t come to the emergency room because of the pain. I went there because I could not walk. What humiliating experience that was. So now that I know there policy which is (never examine a patient that is in pain, they do not call your Dr. if you ask and in fact they don’t treat you at as a patient if you are in pain, they treat you like your an addict). By the way I am a 66 year old widow who lives alone and has chronic back pain because I had surgery on my back that did not go right. But as I said I DID NOT GO IN FOR PAIN. I came in because I couldn’t walk and had fallen because my legs did not work. NEVER GO TO THIS ER IF YOU ARE IN PAIN? In fact don’t go there at all. I am still in bed waiting for the pain to go away enough to feed my little Service Dog Abby.
I was in for abdominal pain. Was admitted to the hospital. While there I developed a bad migraine (as if ther was such thing as a good migraine but I digress). I asked for a stronger pain reliever. Percocet just wasn't helping. The doctor said " pain doesn't kill anyone, drugs do." I complained to the management and was told no promises but they would talk to the doctor and see what could be worked out and that they would follow up with me. I was there another two days, no follow up from hospital staff. My next emergency visit I went to jfk and was treated much better by both doctors and nurses
Dr. Ahner ordered 18 blood tests for me without my authorization - the lab invoice is $2,200. and my insurance does not cover this. I saw this doctor twice for a very specific reason - six months of antibiotic treatment. At the first appointment he ordered 3 blood tests and this cost me $200. When I was due to see him six months later, I phoned and asked one of his nurses if I could have my follow up blood work done before my appointment. I live a three hour drive away and wanted to save an extra trip. I was emailed a requisition for this blood work, which was performed before my second appointment. At that appointment, nothing was discussed about any of the blood tests and, since the course of antibiotics was completed, Dr. Ahner agreed that he did not need to see me again. Two months later a received the lab invoice for $2,200. for the "follow up" blood tests. Instead of 3 , 18 had been ordered. I phoned the lab to see if they had made a mistake and they said "no" - they also could not believe that a doctor would order 3 base line tests and then follow up with 18. I have contacted Dr. Ahner many times trying to have him admit that a mistake was made. he refuses to admit this and takes no responsibility for requisitioning 18 unnecessary and unauthorized blood tests. These tests were never even discussed with me either before or after the lab work. I am about to engage a lawyer and take this doctor to court. He knew I had no insurance to cover this and he also knew that my husband and I recently retired and we are living on a fixed income . I find it shamful that a member of the medical profession would try to cheat a patient out of such a large amount of money to avoid paying for something that was quite clearly a mistake on his part. I am not someone who is unimformed about the medical profession as I was an office manager in a medical practise in a very busy clinic for many years before retiring last year. In that practise, if a mistake had been made, the doctor did everything he could to rectify it . The patient's welfare was the primary concerncern and the doctor's ethics were beyond reproach. If Dr. Ahner cannot be trusted to be honest about a sum of money can he really be trusted with a patients health?
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very considerate and listens. Staff work hard to try to take care of your needs.
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